Biden administration cancels two mining leases near Minnesota wilderness, in reversal of Trump-era decision
A proposed copper and nickel mine near the popular Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has been at the center of a tug of war between Democratic and Republicans administrations
Stocks wipe out gains after Fed signals rate hike in March
The Dow, which had been up roughly 600 points, ends the session with a 130-point loss after the central bank spells out its plan for soaring inflation.
EPA announces ‘bold’ action to monitor pollution in ‘Cancer Alley’
The Biden administration says it will aggressively enforce air quality rules in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and other problem areas in the South.
As Ukraine invasion looms, Europe fears Kremlin will cut off its gas supply
Russia’s natural gas supply represents the one weapon Putin can use to crack the NATO coalition on Ukraine, which would simultaneously undercut Europe’s climate goals.
House Democrats to launch three climate task forces
The House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition on Thursday will formally launch three task forces focused on tackling key aspects of the climate crisis.
The Supreme Court takes on the nation's bedrock environmental laws
The Supreme Court said yesterday that it would hear a challenge to the scope of the Clean Water Act, sparking concern from environmentalists.
Three state-level climate fights to watch this year
Outside the nation's capital, leaders in three states are thrusting themselves into major debates over the future of climate action and clean energy.
CDC is asked to release race and gender data on long covid
Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Don Beyer called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to release data on the prevalence of long covid in the United States, broken down by race and other demographic factors.
Supreme Court takes EPA case that could narrow Clean Water Act
An Idaho couple that already won once at the high court brings the case that businesses and home builders hope will limit the EPA's power.
Heavy smog blankets Beijing ahead of Olympics as authorities pledge to clean up the air
Officials have promised to do better after blaming “extremely unfavorable” weather for the relapse to the bad old days of poor air quality.
Saving the manatees — rescue by rescue, rehab by rehab
Florida is scrambling to prevent another horrific year of starvation deaths among the beloved mammals
Tracking Biden’s environmental actions
President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
After decades, Biden plans to make mobile homes greener, sparking a fierce debate.
For the first time since 1994, the government must update energy-efficiency standards for manufactured houses. Some, however, have already been finding workarounds.
House panel broadens probe into climate disinformation by Big Oil
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has invited members of fossil fuel companies’ boards of directors to testify at a hearing next month on their commitment to addressing climate change.
Superstores can meet half their electricity needs with rooftop solar, says a new report
From Walmart to Ikea, a report finds that the rooftops of big-box stores offer enough solar potential to power the equivalent of 8 million American homes.
In parched Beijing, claims of a ‘green’ Olympics may not hold water
China has provided scant evidence to back grand promises of sustainability, at odds with the country’s severe environmental challenges.
More than 450 scientists call on PR and ad firms to cut their ties with fossil fuel clients
The question for the PR and ad business is whether a coalition of academics and advocates can get them to cut their ties with fossil fuel companies.
BlackRock’s Larry Fink tells fellow CEOs that businesses are not ‘climate police’
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink in an annual letter said he will not seek divestment of fossil fuel firms and does not see businesses as "climate police." The letter will disappoint shareholder activists who were hoping that BlackRock, which frequently controls the largest block of shares in public companies, would use its clout to press companies to take steps to slow down climate change.
How coal holds on in America
A North Dakota coal-fired power plant was slated to close last year, to the delight of environmentalists. But local officials rallied to block renewable projects in the area, and a buyer stepped in to preserve the life of the power plant, promising to pump its emissions into underground cavities.
Ecuador expands protections around Galápagos, creating ‘a new highway’ for sea life
The South American government will curb fishing in more than 20,000 square miles of ocean next to the archipelago.
The past seven years have been the hottest in recorded history, new data shows
Global temperatures in 2021 were among the highest ever observed, with 25 countries setting new annual records.
Koalas are getting harder to find. Scientists in Australia are on a quest to uncover a hidden population.
Scientists are aiming to determine whether the marsupials are hiding in one of the country’s best-known wilderness areas.